Wednesday, 29 April 2015

THE ULTIMATE LUXURY SAFARI part 1

Singita voted best hotel in the world over 15 times by the most prestigious international travel publications and reader surveys. Launched a completely exclusive, true ‘mobile’ camp, Singita Explore is a unique, modern safari experience unlike any other. Singita Explore puts the adventure back into ‘going on safari’, offering a journey of exploration on an exclusive-use basis for between 2 and 12 guests only. For more information on the mobile safaris see The Ultimate Luxury Safari part 2 in Travel East Africa on this blog under categories. Now continue here on Luxury Safaris in South Africa by selecting read more under this image....

© Singita Explorer Safari Camp

Monday, 27 April 2015

TRAVEL SOUTH AFRICA KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Kruger Park’s size is 7,523 sq miles (19,485 (km²). Home to a variety of wild life including the big five: Elephant approximately 13,750 - Lion an estimated 1,750 - 1000 Leopards and 37,130 Buffalo. Unfortunately, the last recorded count for Black Rhino in Kruger was only 590, and this was before 2011, when a record 450 rhinos were slaughtered by poachers in all of South Africa. Thus, Kruger’s Rhino count must have dropped significantly since then. All of this can be attributed to inhabitants of countries like Vietnam, the end users, naively believing the horns have medicinal benefits. It is time that these little men “man up” on their own account and stop believing killing innocent animals will do the trick.

© Noleen Kutash - Mother and Child Rhino

SOUTH AFRICA’S MOST BELOVED PHOTOGRAPHER OBIE OBERHOLZER

“Few SA artists can productively be called raconteurs, as in a skilful teller of anecdotes. Most are simply too glum – solemn, too – when spinning yarns around their work. If only more artists, in particular photographers, could be like Obie Oberholzer.”
Sean O’Toole, Financial Mail
© Obie Oberholzer Diesel And Dust
“I love to travel and look – to look at people and places and things. To journey somewhere, to watch big things get smaller, mingle, change hue and disappear. To look so far that it hurts . . . and smell Africa.  There’s freedom in not knowing quite where you’re going – I mean, what’s another 100 kilometers if you’re making your way towards Swartwitpensbokfonteinberg?”

Saturday, 25 April 2015

KIDS ROOM FURNITURE AND DECOR

Kids' Room Decor │ Wire Art Zebra │ Kids Furniture and Decor

Phases Africa Furniture & Decor PTY ltd, has launched a brand new category Kids' Furniture and Decor. Our collection of children’s room rugs, animal objects and kids' room seating for all ages is just a taste of more to come.

CARVED WOOD ART BY AWARD WINNER


Hand-carved Wood Bowl Red Ivory 
Order No: 1301
Size: 250 W x 170 H mm  http://phasesafrica.com


Thursday, 23 April 2015

HANDMADE AREA RUGS

HANDMADE AREA RUG http://phasesafrica.com
Phases Africa proudly presents a brand new collection of handmade area rugs. These 100% plush wool rugs created by master weavers are trained to allow for personal development and the growth of empowered communities in Southern Africa.
The wool used is sourced responsibly from adult Karakul Sheep and is meticulously selected to ensure the highest quality grade.  After blending the wool, seamlessly it is then spun and woven resulting in the emerging of supreme quality hand-woven area rugs.
Size: 200 x 300 cm - contact us for custom sizes.

Monday, 20 April 2015

AFRICAN HOME DECOR IDEAS

African Hardwood Stools Phases Africa
AFRICAN WOOD-TURNED STOOLS
Perfect for home, hospitality or office decor – each wood-turned stool has its own unique character with natural edges according to the different wooden stumps obtained. For inside use, natural stain can be applied as seen in this image. Size: 300mm Diam and 400mm High

Sunday, 19 April 2015

AFRICAN DECOR BY PHASES AFRICA

African Decor wood turning wild olive natural edge bowl 380 x 560 mm h - phasesafrica.com
Wood turner vases
This Wood turner bowl was created by a world renowned artist that recently received a first place award in an international wood turning competition, held in the United Kingdom.His work can be found in several international private and corporate collections and was featured in a bestselling coffee table book, together with thirty of the world’s top wood turners.  The artist also strongly believes in supporting the less fortunate by raising funds, through his wood art, both locally and internationally.

African Decor hand carved Men And Woman figures 1.75 to 2 meters tall phasesafrica.com

10 AFRICAN HOME DECOR IDEAS

© Teak Wood Server http://phasesafrica.com

Today, collaboration between indigenous and European artisans residing in Africa, as well as, having access to the world wide web; brought about the fusion of ancient African crafting skills and techniques with modern day functional contemporary designs. South African resurgence in various types of design, duly noted around the world, brought about Cape Town being named “Design Capital of the World 2014.”  

  1.         African Teak Table designed from recycled rail wood sleepers that use to be part of the original train tracks connecting countries on the continent of Africa, at the turn of the 19th century.  An 8 foot tall Rawhide Lamp designed by a South African artist, each lamp is handmade and no two lamps are alike. 

Friday, 3 April 2015

AFRICAN FURNITURE AND HOME DECOR │A DISCOVERY

Noleen Kutash, the owner of Phases Africa, an African home furnishing and African decor business, as well as, the author of Travel and Trade South Africa, is constantly sourcing new and unconventional talent on the continent of Africa.

The Phases Africa collection introduces an exciting mix of  the "old" - Africa's rich tribal and European colonial heritage - combined with the "new" - sophisticated custom-made home furnishings from some of South Africa's leading contemporary artisans and designers.  To view the entire collection visit us at Phasesafrica.com


Driftwood Sculpture Rhino http://phasesafrica.com

OSTRICH EGG LIGHTING

Ostrich Eggshell Light-fixture (13 eggs) Phases Africa

Monday, 23 March 2015

ONE-OF-A-KIND RECYCLED LIGHTING FIXTURES

Available at PHASESAFRICA.COM
We are proud to represent the work of this amazing artist from Southern Africa.  He creates these one-of-a-kind light fixtures; by collecting naturally tumbled pieces of glass, shells and found objects from our beaches.  There is no limit to size, shape, structure and texture. The magic of crystals twinkle amongst recycled objects. Many of the installations are done on a commission basis - often internationally.

Recycled Lighting Fixture by: Phasesafrica.com